BAP management strongly believes in and encourages all eligible people to get vaccinated & boosted against COVID-19.
BAP COVID Policies and Practices
*updated June 10, 2022
All BAP staff are required to get tested for COVID-19 weekly and complete and record COVID screening prior to every shift.
We require all people in our clinic to wear snug-fitting Masks, covering the nose and mouth for the duration of a visit to BAP. No exceptions. See mask policy below.
Brand new HVAC system with Merv 13+ filters, as well as two additional medical grade air purifiers have been installed. Additional air purifiers are placed throughout the clinic space.
We limit the amount of time people spend in the clinic. Time limits have been placed on treatment length to reduce the amount of time any one person remains in the clinic. Current time limit for treatments is 45-50 minutes.
Social distancing. Chairs are placed a minimum of 10 feet apart.
All people are required to sanitize their hands upon entering.
Surfaces are disinfected daily. (Risk of surface transmission is extremely low. Click here to read more.)
All patients and visitors are required to a mask over their nose and mouth when entering the building and during the duration of their visit at BAP, regardless of your vaccine status.
Masks must be:
- commercially produced N95, KN95 WITHOUT valves, or
- cloth masks WITH a surgical mask underneath
Patients arriving without masks will be turned away. Patients are required to bring their own masks because BAP can not guarantee a consistent supply and because patients would have to enter the clinic without a mask were they to rely on us to provide them.
*Because it is inadvisable for children under the age of 2 to wear a mask, they are not allowed to visit the clinic at this time.
KNOW THE RED FLAG SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
If you have any of the following symptoms do not come to BAP. Please call your doctor.
cough, shortness of breath
fever, chills, chills with shaking
runny, congested nose
muscle pain, body aches
recent fatigue or weakness
recent loss of smell or taste
recent nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Until further notice, we can not give you acupuncture if you have any of the above symptoms. If you have active allergies and are coughing/sneezing, check out our Patient Resources for acupressure tools for at-home use and herbal recommendations. Thank you for your understanding.
I'm recovering from COVID - when can I come to BAP?
If you recently had COVID, you may return to your acu-treatments at BAP once 10 days have passed since symptom onset AND signs and symptoms have resolved.
If you have tested negative for COVID and it has been at least 10 days since the onset of your symptoms, but you are still experiencing fatigue, shortness of breath, foggy thinking, joint or muscle pain, heart palpitations or other symptoms, DO come in for acupuncture. Remember your mask!